Domestication shows a particular dependence between a man and the animals he owns. The protagonist – a collector of exotic reptiles – lives in a flat cluttered with aquariums. Surrounded by the luxuriant plants he once planted each day he attentively looks after his animals yet strictly controls their behaviour. A small caiman that he brings home will unexpectedly disturb the inner harmony that the man managed to build. In her animation Sylwia Gaweł captures the essence of human domination as well as offering an interesting remark on the trap of eponymous domestication.
Film title: Domestication (2014)
Duration time: 6 min
Animation technique: 2D animation
Directing: Sylwia Gaweł
Sound: Michał Fojcik

Animation Film Studio in Kraków, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts

Sylwia Gaweł is a graduate of the faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. "Domestication" is her graduation film, which she made at the Animated Film Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow under the guidance of Robert Sowa. She is an animator and graphic designer.

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Domestication - Sylwia Gaweł